Petway nails threes to death metal. Seriously.
Of course I recognize this has little to do with Michigan Football, per se. But am I the only one doing the math on the two years remaining on his $5M/Year contract. Adam Schefter reports he's looking for $8-$9M moving forward, so if a certain thing with a certain hot-seat coach were to not work out so well in 2014, would this be a viable (real) option?
This assumes he would even consider coming back to college football.
Per Brian on the Twitterz:
Report from reader at Hoke speech at DAC: Heitzman to TE, Butt projected back by game three.
Hooray third hand info!
Ht/Wt/40: 6'2" / 225 lbs. / 4.59
Location: Archbishop Wood Catholic High School – Warminster, PA
Offers: Boston College, Duke, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Northwestern, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple, Virginia
Rating: ★★★ .8513 (247 Composite)
Ranking: #711 NAT/ #26 ILB (247 Composite)
Coach Ferrigno stopped by Archbiship Wood Catholic during the first week of February to check in on Ryan Bates, who eventually earned an offer and recently committed to Penn State, and linebacker prospect Jake Cooper. Cooper has a decent offer list at this point and has continued to garner interest from the Wolverines. Ferrigno actually told Cooper that if it was his decision alone, he'd have already offered him.
Jake was very excited to see Coach Ferrigno in his school even if there main focus was Bates.
I'm very interested in Michigan! Coach Ferrigno was cool and spent a little time with me and Ryan. I know Ryan was offered, he's a beast. Hopefully I'm next. Getting an offer from Michigan would be awesome.
The day I spoke with Jake he was actually offered by James Franklin and the in-state Nittany Lions. With Cooper being a Pennsylvania native and a linebacker I assumed he was a lifelong Penn State fan, but it turns out that wasn't actually the case.
My pops is a Notre Dame fan so I grew up liking the Irish. I have to admit I've always had a little something in me for Linebacker U.
Michigan's contact with Cooper could drop off since Ryan Bates is off the table now that he's committed to Penn State, but it was very evident that he has a lot of interest in the Wolverines. At this point he's simply a name to keep an eye on and I will continue to check with him periodically to see if the coaches are maintaining a relationship with him.
This unit will no doubt be the linchpin to our 10 plus win season in 2014. Watching Taylor Lewan on NFL Network inspired me to gander at our O Line situation for next season.
Here is what I project. What do you guys think?
LT. Erik Magnuson
Logan Tulley-Tillman/ Blake Bars
RT. Ben Braden
Chris Fox/ Blake Bars
LG. Kyle Kalis
RG. David Dawson
C. Graham Glasgow
Most of these fellas will have 2 years in the program and should be physically ready to compete at a Big Ten level. The issue should NOT be run blocking. I forsee issues in Pass Pro particularly with two new tackles. This is not good for Gardner who doesn't show the most patience in the pocket. This could potentially lead to so ill advised scrambles or just plain leave us susceptible to stout D lines....unfortunately along the lines of what MSU and Ohio will be rolling out. Given the loss of Butt, it appears MAJOR work needs to be put in by this group come August to regain our BiG title form. It can be done...but it will be an uphill battle. This is a very green bunch....albeit it a very talented one. Go BLue!!!
Looking great! 29 reps is great for him and his winning humor and personality shine through. Here's to hoping his combine and pro-day help him rise up the charts.
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